Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince
What would hip hop even look like if we lived in a world where Prince never existed? It'd be much less colorful and funky, I"m sure, and some of its most vibrant artists would never have had the courage to step out of the box were it not for one of the weirdest artists of all time. André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, and Young Thug (so basically, all of The Life Of Pablo's squad) in particular have Prince to thank for some, if not most, of their musical and/or fashion styles, and the rest of the rap game isn't far off either.
ILoveMakonnen Hints At Upcoming Tour With Lil B
Well it looks like ILoveMakonnen & Lil B are hitting the road together. Moments ago, Makonnen took to twitter to share a new song with The Based God called “Can’t Let It Go,” which was followed by another tweet hinting their upcoming tour.
10 Photos Of Rappers With Their Pets
Fame and exotic pets go hand-in-hand. Just ask King George I, who ruled England in the early 18th century, who kept a pet human. Rappers are no different. While many rappers like to keep it down-to-earth w dogs, some prefer to ball out and domesticate animals you've never even heard of like endangered saber-toothed manta rays.
Lil B Takes Credit For James Harden's NBA Turnover Record
James Harden and Lil B have an on-going beef that dates back to the 2015 NBA post-season, when the Based God first put his infamous “BasedGod Curse” on the bearded NBA superstar. It was prompted by Harden’s use of Lil B’s cooking dance and then his subsequent refusal to acknowledge the dance’s origination. Whether you believe in the curse or not, James Harden went on to set an NBA playoff record by recording 13 turnovers in a single game against the Golden State Warriors – a game Lil B attended.
Lil Yachty Is Teaming With Lil B & Soulja Boy For "Pretty Boy Millionaires 2"
If you're old enough to remember the golden age of swag rap, you're very familiar with the Pretty Boy Millionaires, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx of the sub-genre. For those who don't know, or were unfortunately not paying attention to the movement, the project is a 2010 joint mixtape from Soulja Boy and Lil B, a high-energy, spontaneous collaboration that was often imitated but never replicated, but today, we've learned of plans for a potential sequel, though the message comes courtesy of swag rap-indebted newcomer, Lil Yachty.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Bernie Sanders' Most Hip-Hop Moments
There's no question that Bernie Sanders is the hip hop community's choice for president. As he continues to fight for the democratic party's nomination, we've decided to compile Senator Sanders' most hip hop moments. Killer Mike, the legendary Atlanta MC who is best known currently as one half of Run The Jewels, has been an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders in recent months, endorsing him at every chance he gets. T.I. is the most recent rapper to make headlines for supporting Bernie, but Big Boi and Lil B have also gone public with their feeling of the Bern.
Lil B Apologizes For Dissing The Weeknd
Lil B confused pretty much everyone when he decided to take a shot at The Weeknd on his track, "4 The Record," very matter-of-factly stating "Fuck The Weeknd".
Lil B & Metro Boomin Have New Music Coming
If you've been paying attention, you'll know that Lil B and Metro Boomin have already worked together, teaming up for the surprisingly stacked Hoop Life track, "NBA Live" (co-produced by Young Chop and 808 Mafia), but according to the Based God's Instagram, they've got more music coming.
iLoveMakonnen Teases Collaboration With Lil B
Lil B's Free Based Freestyles collaborative mixtape with Chance the Rapper is evidence that working with another rapper forces him become a better rapper/stop being such a spaz -- no disrespect to his new 63-track solo mixtape Thugged Out Pissed Off.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Bun B & Lil B Dispute The Origins Of The "Cooking Dance"
During last year's NBA Playoffs, Lil B accused Houston Rockets guard James Harden of allegedly "stealing" his "cooking dance." As Harden continued to cook upon celebratory moments, Lil B placed his infamous Based God "curse" on Harden, whose team proceeded to lose to Lil B's home team, the Golden State Warriors. Lil B recently took credit for the Rockets' recent firing of head coach Kevin McHale, and Houston OG Bun B has responded by denying any possibility of the Based God's curse.
ASAP Rocky Brought Lil B Out In San Francisco Last Night
ASAP Rocky has been shouting out Lil B quite a bit in recent interviews, so when he passed by San Francisco on his Rocky and Tyler tour, he made sure to give Berkeley native the Based God a call. While Lil B's internet cult has transcended regional hype in a big way, the Bay Area has been rocking with Brandon since The Pack days, and unsurprisingly, they showed him a whole lot of love when he took the stage last night.
Lil B Says "F*ck The Weeknd" On New Song "4 Tha Record"
The BasedGod curse is a powerful thing. Just ask James Harden, whose poor performance tonight helped contribute to Houston's third consecutive loss of over 20 points. Though he hasn't quite delivered another spell just yet, Lil B has recently directed his disapproving gaze upon a musician. He just released a new song and accompanying video, "4 Tha Record," off his upcoming mixtape, Thugged Out Pissed Off, and he's indeed more pissed than usual, with harsh words directed at the artist who currently holds the No. 1 song in the country: The Weeknd.
Stream Chief Keef's "Bang 3 Pt. 2"
About six weeks after dropping long-awaited mixtape Bang 3, Chief Keef returns with its sequel Bang 3 Pt. 2. Clocking in at 12 tracks in length, the project gets a featured appearance from Lil B and production from the likes of Zaytoven, Ace Bankz, and Almighty So himself.
Lil B Will Try Out For The Philadelphia 76ers' D-League Team
Lil B made meme history when he tried out for the Golden State Warriors' D-League team in Santa Cruz a few years back. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut, but it hasn't stopped him from giving up on his dreams of living the Hoop Life. Today, the Delaware 87ers (the 76ers' D-League team) invited the Based God to their try-outs. Naturally, the enthusiastic rapper took them up on the offer almost immediately, confirming he had spoken to the head office for the team.
Happy Birthday Lil B: His Most Based Moments
Lil B celebrated his 26th birthday today by appearing on MSNBC to discuss Bernie Sanders and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. That Lil B was extended such an invitation testifies to his cultural influence.
Lil B Reveals Who He's Endorsing In The Presidential Election
Especially after Lil B dominated the conversation during the NBA Playoffs this year, it's been clear that the Bay Area cult hero has influence that extends far beyond the music world. He's lectured at universities across the country, written his own book and remained outspoken on issues of race, class and discrimination throughout his career. Yesterday, CNN got him to explain his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (Aug 1 - 7)
As summer nears its end, we witnessed a cool-off of sorts before we get albums from Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, Mac Miller and (hopefully) Kid Cudi. Still, there was plenty to be excited about this past week, what with CyHi dissing everyone on G.O.O.D. Music, new tapes from Curren$y and Lil B/Chance The Rapper and some dope, unexpected Chief Keef tracks. Here's what was happening on Twitter this week.
12 Most Positive Moments From Chance The Rapper & Lil B's "Free Based" Mixtape
Chance The Rapper and Lil B's collection of freestyles was released two days ago, for free. Chalk-full of positive moments from both MCs, the tracks are more proof that these are two role models hip hop could definitely use. Chance took to Facebook to release the project, saying, "It's called #‎Free and yes it's real. Conceived from magic, love, acid and based. We made this the moment we met."